Friday, March 23, 2012

Chicken, Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

I found this delicious soup recipe from the March 2011 issue of Southern Living.  I've adapted the preparation slightly for easier clean up.  We enjoyed this soup very much. 

2 (6-oz.) packages long-grain and wild rice mix
10 cups chicken broth, divided
3 T. butter
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms (I doubled this)
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup half- and- half (I used 1/4 c. heavy cream and 1/4 c. milk)
2 T. dry white wine
2 cups cooked shredded chicken breasts (or leftover chicken)
garnishes: fresh parsley leaves, freshly cracked pepper

Bring rice, 4 cups chicken broth and 1 seasoning packet from rice mix to a boil in a dutch oven over medium-high heat.  (Reserve remaining packet for another use.)  Cover; reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.

Meanwhile, melt 3 T. butter in a large skillet over medium heat, add mushrooms, onion, and celery and cook, stirring often, 10-12 minutes or until tender.  Remove from the skillet into a bowl and set aside.

Melt 1/4 cup butter in the same skillet.  Whisk in flour and cook,  whisking constantly for 1 minute or until thickened and bubbly.  Gradually whisk in remaining 6 cups broth and cook, stirring often for 8-10 minutes or until slightly thickened.  Whisk in half- and -half and wine.  Add all of this, along with the reserved mushroom mixture  and the chicken to the rice in the dutch oven.  Cook, stirring occasionally for 5-10 minutes or until heated through (Do not boil.)   Garnish, if desired.

I am sharing this with:

Mix It Up Monday!
On the Menu Monday
Table Top Tuesday
Your Cozy Home Party
Wow Us Wednesday
Rock 'n Share Party
Full Plate Thursday
Thriving on Thursdays
Foodie Friday
Link & Greet Party
Seasonal Sundays
Sunday Night Soup


  1. Hi Kitty, this looks like a delicious soup. I wouldn't expect anything less, all of your recipes are great. I think the Strawberry Muffins and the Irish Stew sounded so good. I want to make those!

    Hope you have a great weekend.

  2. MMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm well it is friday during lent, so can't do chicken in it - bet it is dandy without even, so much flavor happening.

    I am SO going to try this, made me hungry just imagining eating it, love a good soup and love soup with wild rice, thanks, Kitty!

    Have a great weekend!

  3. This sounds very tasty! Mushrooms and rice are a great match-Happy weekend:@)

  4. This looks so rich and thick and delicious! I love mushroom soup and am definitely pinning it to try later! Yum.

  5. I like the mix of ingredients in this recipe, sounds delicious!

  6. I really love adding the rice mixture to something 'else'. This sounds wonderful. I want some!

  7. If I haven't told you already, I ADORE that green dotted plate! =D

  8. You made me realize, the one soup, I have not made, this winter is mushroom soup. How did I do that? I have to try to fit this in. It looks soothing, the quality of a good soup, in my opinion.

  9. Yum, yum, yum - doesn't chicken and mushroom always make a delectable combination!I am totally in for it and the creamy soup looks just fantastic:)That's a lovely dish, dear Kitty and I hope to try this out some time!

  10. Hi Kitty! Oh, this does sound wonderful! I'll have to try it. I love soup any time of year. Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. ummm, this sounds sooo wonderful. We love soups year 'round. I will try this one.

    The shelf is now waiting on black and white stripes and all the hardware. I am having a hard time locating large brass knobs we like for the coat hangers.

  12. Oh I love this recipe! Got to pin it on Pinterest! Thanks for this. I love soup all year round! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  13. Thank you for this recipe! It is one of my favorite soups!

  14. Kitty...I keep seeing this photo of yours on several of the linky parties and everytime I kept saying to've GOT to go see that. Well I should have known it was yours. YOu are such a fabulous cook. Oh Kitty, this looks SO good and sounds so delicious that I have just got to try it. And it uses some convenience foods which make it easier and faster too. My husband will absolutely love this and so will I.

    Yesterday and alot of last week was so gorgeous here weatherwise. Well now its back to snowing and cold again. This soup will be perfect for tonights dinner. I think I have everything on hand. Thanks for such a great recipe.

    Also a big THANKYOU for coming to my blog and being such a faithful supporter and friend and making comments on my posts. It means so much to me and unfortunately I am so slow in responding. I've decided I'm just going to get your blog posts by email so I don't miss one thing. You've got some fantastic recipes here!! Thanks again.

    Big Hugs,


  15. PS Kitty I can't see where I am to sign up for your posts to be emailed to me. Is it tis little gold subscribe down here in the corner. It says that I can't sign up because of blogger log in and I am logged in this very moment. Let me know. Thanks!

  16. Another fabulous recipe! I am such a soup lover!And your soup looks just divine! Thanks for joining OTMM!

  17. Kitty it's getting cooler here and I'm looking forward to having lots of warming soups. yours looks delicious and one I will try :)

  18. This looks delicious Kitty! I love finding new soup recipes and this is on my list! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  19. Kitty, this sounds extra good! I aam going to make it for Scooter! Love and hugs!

  20. I love homemade soup and have some wild rice mix I've had in the pantry forever. Your wonderful picture makes this soup look so wonderful that I want to try making this! Thanks for coming by to visit my party each week!

  21. Mmmmm. This soup looks absolutely delish! I love every ingredient in it and I just happen to have some mushrooms that I need to use, so this will be perfect! We're going away for the weekend and I'm not sure about leftovers. Do you think it would work if I just divided it and froze half before adding the cream? Then I'd just have to add the cream in later, when I thawed and heated it up.

  22. This looks so wonderfully warming.

    - The Tablescaper

  23. This looks delicious and I love how simple the recipe is. I'm hosting a weekly blog carnival specifically for soups, stocks and chowders, every Sunday! I would love you to come and post this recipe. Just stop by my blog on Sunday - the link will be up!

    I hope to see you there:)

    1. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with Sunday Night Soup Night! I'll be hosting every week so I'd love to see you again with your next soup/stock/chowder/stew/chili recipe.

  24. Yum! This soup looks so good! I am looking for a new soup to try and I think this will be it! Thank you for the inspiration! Angie xo

  25. Hi Kitty,
    This is an awesome soup, so rich and creamy, one that we would just love! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  26. What a delicious looking soup! Love the use of wild rice!


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